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site near yerington on its national priority list. the controversy concerns the 260 acres of the sprawling site last worked by a company which has since gone bankrupt. on those acres--acidic containment ponds expected to fill with sediment in the next few years. the cost of containing the source of the liquid is estimated at 31-million dollars. if the site is put on the priority list the federal government would pay 90 percent of the cost. but the mason valley community fears the potential stigma of the listing and the governor is asking the e-p-a to hold off for a few months to allow exploring other funding sources. nearby residents have long feared the site's threat to the ground water. the administration says, however, in the short run the site is safe and stable. and so, they say, there's time--a few months--to look for ways of avoiding that list. the old mine is already a superfund site and most of it is being managed by what was the atlantic richfield corporation
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240 acre site which has no responsible party to bear the burden. though the 90 percent funding sounds attractive, there's also fear that even if it's put on the priority list that funding may not be there, but the stigma would be. the governor is asking the epa to hold off until september giving everybody several months to find other ways to find that $31 million dollars. clear and warm across northern nevada today. and it looks like this beautiful weather will be sticking around for a while. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has a look at the forecast. jeff? high pressure will keep the weather dry through the week. expect mostly sunny, mild afternoons, with highs in the low 60s for most western nevada valley locations, and mid-upper 50s in the sierra. nights will stay chilly, with lows dipping below freezing. -jeff tonight: clear, with a low around 30. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 60. southeast wind around 5 mph.
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with a low around 32. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 59. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 58. cam 3 - wx mic thieves took high end bottles from total wine and spirits on south virginia street, sunday morning. kolo 8 news now paul harris is following this active investigation. paul, police say these theives knew exactly what they wanted. noah... police say it was not your usual smash and grab case... as the
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for the expensive bottles of bordeaux and napa cabernet. officers also told me this is not the first time these suspects have targeted total wine and spirits. nats on monday total wine and spirits was back to normal business but that was not the case sunday morning. officer tim broadway, reno police department, "noticed glass from the door " police say these two suspects described as two black males, 6'1" to 6'2" with heavy builds. broke the lower part of the front door and headed directly to the high end section of the store where the expensive bottles are kept. they then loaded the bottles into this white door and headed directly to the high end section of the store where the expensive bottles are kept. they then loaded the bottles into this white ford f-150 pick up and made their getaway. police believe this is not the first time the suspects have targeted a total wine and spirits. "we do have information that in california, arizona and las vegas that similar incidents that happened here on sunday morning have occurred at other
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and they are asking for your help... " reno is a 24 hour town if anyone was driving and saw something to please contact the reno police department or secret witness. " total wine and spirits are offering a thousand dollar reward for information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects. if you have any information... again.... you can call secret witness. paul harris... kolo 8 news now. sparks police are investigating an armed robbery at the alamo casino truck stop. it happened around four-30 this morning. the robber came in and pulled a large silver handgun. he then ordered the cage cashier to fill up a backpack. the gunman grabbed the bag and ran from the casino. he is described as a white male about 5- foot-8 with dark hair and about 30 years of
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type of black face paint.. all black clothing and a black baseball cap. reno police are investigating an armed robbery in stead. it happened at the maverick gas station on stead boulevard just before 4 o'clcok this morning. officials say the man stole money from the cash register-- then left in a vehicle. there's no description of the suspect. ### secret witness is offering a 15-hundred- dollar reward for information about an armed robbery at a jacksons convenience on stead boulevard. it happened early yesterday morning. a woman showed the clerk a handgun in her waistband and demanded money. she left in a silver sedan with black rims. she's described as a hispanic woman between 18 and 20 years old with a heavy build. she was wearing a black hat with an "s" on it and a blue hooded sweatshirt. if you know anything call reno police or secret witness the mono county sheriff's department is investigating a false report of a robbery at a shell station. the unidentified person
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at gunpoint. deputies checked every shell station in the area, but didn't find anything. if you know anyting call the mono county sheriff's office. ### an ivy league fraternity president is fighting charges that he sexually assaulted a female student. wolfgang balinger is the president of an elite fraternity at cornell university and the son of the owner of one of new york city's famous concert halls. but now the 21-year-old is accused of sexual assault. according to court documents, a young woman says ballinger locked the door at frat house room and forced himself onto her after she "verbally protested" several times. ballinger pleaded not guilty to first degree attempted rape, first degree criminal sexual act, and first degree sexual abuse. "the speed at which they took this case out of the university's purview and brought it into a criminal setting suggests that the prosecution believes that they have a strong case." the university's
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placing the fraternity, psi upsilon, on interim suspension.. saying "sexual violence has no place at cornell".. balinger's lawyer is denying the accusations saying ballinger's "innocence will be established at the proper time and in the proper place" a man was killed early this morning, when he was hit while walking along i-580 in washoe valley. it happened near bowers mansion around 1 am. n-h-p tells us 18-year- old chile bartels of carson city was walking in the northbound lanes on the interstate when he was hit by a honda civic. its not clear if alcohol was a factor in this crash. the northbound lanes of i-580 were closed for several hours. ### a motorcyclist was plumb lane this morning. the motorcyle was headed west on plumb when an s-u-v turned in front of it at ferris the motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. it's the final stretch---
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the first presidential primary is just hours from beginning. and candidates are busier than ever. between rallies and town halls, the remaining candidates have a lot on their plates. for the republicans, donald trump is leading by double digits. and on the democratic side, hillary clinton is turning the tables on bernie sanders. "senator sanders took about $220k from wall street firms..." sanders is leading in new hampshire by 16 points. and despite the snow, high turn outs are expected for tomorrow's primary. the first three precincts cast their votes at midnight. ### nevada's caucuses are less than two weeks away. both parties are working hard to get as many people to participate as possible. but what happens once they get there? as terri russell shows us, the effort to get volunteers to man the four-hundred-38 precincts here in washoe county. we showed you the macus--the mock caucus a couple of weeks ago here at democratic headquarters.
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process, its also a great way for the party to find volunteers to head up precincts or help out at various locations throughout washoe county. this is the third early caucus, but not the first for some volunteers who will be temporary precinct chairs. mike brisbin/carson city:where you got to meet your neighbors and talk about the candidates. clancy mccarthy/sparks: they needed precinct chairs, and i thought i would do it. i don't think it's that much extra work. brisbin and mccarthy are just the kind of people the democrats are looking for to volunteer at their caucus on february 20th. the goal was more than one thousand, and already they say 90-percent of their caucus locations has a least on volunteer to help training for the caucuses goes on weekly at the republican headquarters where they often ask those signing in to volunteer at their caucus on february 23. teri drapeau/washoe valley: but i did notice when i registered in just now, to sign
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volunteer. of course i would love to volunteer. caucus trainer phyllis westrup says her party will have 28 locations, and they will need help from volunteers. phyllis westrup: somewhere between six and eight volunteers, and i've been working on getting volunteers for each site. republicans must be registered prior to the caucus to participate, and will be asked for identification at the door. for democrats participants can register at the caucus location the day of the event. add to that the more than 60-locations, it's no wonder the party started recruting several months ago. kerry durmick/regional field director nn dem. caucuses: it is a big task. but we are definitely getting it done. and we are going to be ready for caucus day, yea. with the nation's attention on nevada for results, both parties want their caucuses well run, accurate and a gage of how the rest of the country feels about the current crop of presidential candidates. in reno, terri russell kolo 8 news now.
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who want to participate in the republican caucus. you must be registered by february 13th to participate on february 23rd. with the deadline looming, it's recommended you head to the washoe county registrar of voters and register as a republican, the office is open until five in the evening friday february 12th. for more informaton on caucus locations, times and guidelines, go to our website and click on hot topics. and you can stay up-to- date with all the election news on the kolo 8 news now mobile app. download it free for apple or android. we now know the number of people who watched the super bowl. the number is staggering. we'll compare it to the most watched game in the history of television. and, fighting the zika virus. the next step, our nation is taking. plus, chief meteorologist jeff
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amanda valentine's day will be here before you know it... do you have a plan? dave if you're strapped for cash... that's no excuse. often the best gifts are free... amanda tomorrow a look at some gift ideas that will leave your valentine smiling. dave join us for good morning reno 430 to 7am amanda northern nevada. here's a look at slide mountain from hidden valley. you can see a few skiers enjoying the day at mount rose ski area. and those clear skies look like they'll be sticking around for a
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high pressure will keep the weather dry through the week. expect mostly sunny, mild afternoons, with highs in the low 60s for most western nevada valley locations, and mid-upper 50s in the sierra. nights will stay chilly, with lows dipping below freezing. -jeff tonight: clear, with a low around 30. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 60. southeast wind around 5 mph.
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with a low around 32. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. saturday: partly sunny, with a
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saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 58. high pressure will keep the weather dry through the week. expect mostly sunny, mild afternoons, with highs in the low 60s for most western nevada valley locations, and mid-upper 50s in the sierra. nights will stay chilly, with lows dipping below freezing. -jeff tonight: clear, with a low
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third most-watched television event in u-s history, 111-point-nine million people watched the denver broncos beat the carolina panthers yesterday. the game was streamed online by almost four million people, setting a record in the digital space. last year's game between new england and seattle still remains the most- watched superbowl in history, with 114-point-
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and with superbowl 51 ahead, houston is gearing up to host the next game. san francisco officially "handed off" the event during a ceremony today. the mayor of houston and members of the super bowl committee were in attendance. n-f-l commissioner roger goodell thanked san francsico, and said he is looking forward to superbowl 51 in texas. ### the united states is taking a new step to stop the zika virus from spreading. we're looking at our government's plan to keep your family safe. and, how much does a helmet really protect you? we're uncovering a problem some advertisers don't want us to share. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh. there are new
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out the growing zika virus outbreak. today, we're learning the obama
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for one-point-eight billion dollars to fight the virus. and the u-s olympic committee is considering whether american athletes, should go to rio. here's lana zak. the threat to americans is real. thats the guidance of the cdc when it comes to the zika virus. anne schuchat / centers for disease control & prevention: "it has spread to us territories including american samoa..." the cdc and the nih joining the white house today asking congress for $1.8 billion dollars to fight zika, known to spread through mosquitos, including a type common in the u.s. dr. richard besser, abc news chief health & medical editor: "what we are hearing is that we aren't ready, there is a lot that has to happen before spring and summer comes and mosquitos start spreading viruses." $1.4 billion, would be used to protect americans here, $400 million would combat of zika around the world... in brazil, the center of the outbreak, many
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threat. sam green, lives in rio de janeiro: "the atmosphere seems the same as ever you know, people just want to have fun and the stuff in the news is a separate thing really." a possible preview for august, when rio will host the olympic games. many athletes saying this won't change their plans. "i don't care what kind of viruses come out, we're going to have this out." health authorities reinforced that despite the growth of zika, for most, it is just a mild infection. but for pregnant women, it could lead to the profound birth defect, microcephaly, which is why they want to get ahead of the spread of the virus here. lana zak, abc news, washington. super bowl 50 is in the books. but lawmakers in washington are still working to make sure: concussion education improves nationwide, especially among younger athletes. senator tom you-doll udall says manufacturers are making false advertising claims: their gear will
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even though a recent national academy of sciences report says helmets and other protective gear do not reduce concussion risk. you-doll udall says this legislation pushes the u-s consumer product safety commission and federal trade commission to crack down on false advertising which takes advantage of the fears of parents. "people need to be very careful about what the claims are because what we've learned in the hearings we've done and in talking to people, there can sometimes be an elevated level of confidence if you're playing with something you think's going to prevent a concussion, and that's not a good thing." you-doll udall says manufacturers which fail to alter their misleading advertising could face civil penalties. a move, he thinks, will lead many companies to drop their false campaigns.### head u-s-a is recalling some of its ski and snowboard helmets. the recall includes six different models. the helmets do not meet safety standards,
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there were no injuries reported. if you own one of these helmets... stop using it and contact head u-s-a for a free replacement helmet. you can find more information about the recall on kolo t-v dot com. just click on hot topics. ### happy new year pause here again. this time, it's the chinese new year. and that means celebrations in the biggest little city. we're taking you live to the preparations. plus... a trip to the bahamas turned hurricane survival. a look at the cruise that hit some rough
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